Pasadena

Pasadena, southeast of Houston in Harris County, is the birthplace of Free Texas. After the Battle of San Jacinto, General Santa Anna was captured at the convergence of Vince and Buffalo bayous, which today is in Pasadena.

The area around the battlefield remained prairie and was used primarily by cattlemen for their herds. In the mid-19th century, the La Porte Houston and Northern Railroad laid track through the open scrub and settlers soon followed. Pasadena was platted in 1895 by Colonel J. H. Burnett, who had previously established two towns in the area, Deepwater, now part of Pasadena, and Genoa. By 1898, the Pasadena school system was in place and was the first independent school district in Harris County.

After the great Galveston hurricane of 1900, Pasadena’s population grew as many who were displaced by the storm migrated inland. Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross, sent strawberry plants to the region to help farmers start cash crops. Barton’s strawberry plants found fertile soil and soon Pasadena strawberries were famous across the country.

Industry ultimately surpassed farming as the primary employment in the area. The Port of Houston was officially opened by Woodrow Wilson in 1914 and Buffalo Bayou became the Houston Ship Channel. Large industrial plants located in Pasadena to take advantage of the channel’s easy access to the Gulf. During the 1930s and ‘40s, Pasadena continued to expand and encompassed Deepwater and surrounding hamlets. Then as now, employment was closely linked to ship channel industries and the emerging Bayport facility.

Although impacted by Hurricane Ike in 2008, Pasadena has rebounded rapidly and continues to grow. Clara Barton’s gift of Strawberries is remembered during the annual Strawberry Festival, and Strawberry Road runs through town where fields of the berries used to flourish. Gilley’s, made famous in the film “Urban Cowboy,” was located in Pasadena. The city has several museums, including the Pasadena Historical Museum, the Bay Area Museum and Armand Bayou Nature Center. Pasadena also has a community theater (Pasadena Little Theatre), a large rodeo each year (Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo) and orchestra (the Pasadena Philharmonic).

Most of the city is served by the Pasadena Independent School District. Some of the eastern part is served by Deer Park Independent School District, some of the southern part is served by Clear Creek Independent School District and La Porte Independent School District. . There are several community colleges, as well as quality four year universities and upper level graduate schools in close proximity.

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New Langham Area Traditional

Pasadena, CA, United States
$6,688,000
Web #: 0277305
MLS ID: 315001208
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 4 / 2
Interior: 5,390 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 21,292 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Art and Crafts English Manor

Pasadena, CA, United States
$4,250,000
Web #: 0277465
MLS ID: 315000556
Bedrooms: 6
Baths Full / Partial: 5 / 2
Interior: 8,909 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 30,200 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Art and Crafts English Manor

Pasadena, CA, United States
$4,250,000
Web #: 0277465
MLS ID: 315000556
Bedrooms: 6
Baths Full / Partial: 5 / 2
Interior: 8,909 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 30,200 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Elegant English

Pasadena, CA, United States
$3,250,000
Web #: 0277404
MLS ID: 314032838
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 3 / 2
Interior: 4,574 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 28,639 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Tuscan Inspiration

Pasadena, CA, United States
$2,350,000
Web #: 0277486
MLS ID: 315001904
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 2
Interior: 3,516 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 19,870 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Arroyo Charmer

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,640,000
Web #: 0277474
MLS ID: 315001443
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full / Partial: 1 / 2
Interior: 3,110 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 7,438 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Linda Vista Ranch

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,495,000
Web #: 0277308
MLS ID: 214026980
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 1,747 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 18,015 sq. ft. (approx.)
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1440 Arroyo View Drive

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,388,000
Web #: 0286032
MLS ID: 15-819241
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
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Historic Kun's House

La Verne, CA, United States
$1,350,000
Web #: 0277285
MLS ID: CV14133406
Bedrooms: 5
Baths Full / Partial: 2 / 1
Interior: 4,200 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 14,520 sq. ft. (approx.)
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Southwest Pasadena Architectural Gem

Pasadena, CA, United States
$1,350,000
Web #: 0277475
MLS ID: 315001543
Bedrooms: 3
Baths Full: 2
Interior: 1,989 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 9,750 sq. ft. (approx.)
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